Emily Carr

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Emily Carr (December 13, 1871March 2, 1945) was a Canadian artist and writer.

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  • Cedars are terribly sensitive to change of time and light - sometimes they are bluish cold-green, then they turn yellow warm-green - sometimes their boughs flop heavy and sometimes float, then they are fairy as ferns and then they droop, heavy as heartaches.

-Hundreds and Thousands: The Journals of Emily Carr page 263[1]

  • It is wonderful to feel the grandness of Canada in the raw, not because she is Canada but because she’s something sublime that you were born into, some great rugged power that you are a part of.

-Hundreds and Thousands: The Journals of Emily Carr entry for April 16, 1937[2]

  • Life's an awfully lonesome affair. You can live close against other people yet your lives never touch. You come into the world alone and you go out of the world alone yet it seems to me you are more alone while living than even coming and going.

- Hundreds and Thousands: The Journals of Emily Carr [3]

References

  1. Tippett, Maria (1979). Emily Carr: A Biography (in english) (pdf). FINE CANADIAN ART AUCTION 263. Retrieved on 2008-01-12.
  2. Carr, Emily. Carr Quote: It is wonderful to feel the grandness of Canada in th... (in english). Hundreds and Thousands: The Journals of Emily Carr (Paperback) entry for April 16, 1937. Douglas & McIntyre / D & M Adult; Reprint edition (May 18 2006). Retrieved on 2008-01-12.
  3. Carr, Emily. Pink Collar: An Awfully Lonesome Affair (in english). Hundreds and Thousands: The Journals of Emily Carr (Paperback). Douglas & McIntyre / D & M Adult; Reprint edition (May 18 2006). Retrieved on 2008-01-12.
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